Filipino-Canadian youth need your help to keep Kapisanan thriving! #SupportK
Kapisanan is launching its second annual #SupportK online fundraising campaign that will continue the organization’s efforts to inspire, engage, and give Filipino-Canadian youth a platform to make their voices heard! Last year, Kapisanan raised over $13,000--that was a massive success for our very first campaign and we need your help to succeed once again!
When you make a charitable donation to KAPISANAN you are helping young Filipino-Canadians cultivate an enriched sense of community, and a more visible presence and contribution toward the broader Canadian community. Your help gives our young people a new and authentic sense of pride, that will empower and support them to rise above the challenges ahead of them.
We often forget that our youth here are also in need of support. We cannot ignore why we and our families have rooted ourselves in a new country--to build a legacy for us and the next generation to achieve beyond limits and flourish in society.
Did you know that recent statistics show that Filipino youth “face barriers that exhibit a troubling pattern leading to poorer outcomes and less upward mobility than that of the children of Canadian immigrants from many other backgrounds”*?
A report that looks at why many Filipino youth in Ontario are not completing university was recently submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities with suggestions as to how to change the outcome […].*
The study found that mentoring and role models play a vital role in the lives of Filipino youth. Young people need to hear about and connect with leaders in their community to be given opportunities to learn about diverse careers. This is especially true for Filipino boys. The report recommended support for Filipino community organizations to develop mentoring, leadership, networking and internship programs […].*
For a decade now, KAPISANAN has made a significant impact by providing both Canadian-born and newcomer Filipino youth positive and relatable role models, mentors, and a supportive community of peers, so they can explore their culture and heritage--leading to new, positive views on their personal lives and more confidence in pursuing opportunities that will impact their future.
#SupportK is Kapisanan's plea to surpass ten years. Last year, your support helped us celebrate a milestone. Propel us even further! We need YOUR contribution to continue to inspire and engage the next generation of youth!
Thank you in advance for your support. Maraming salamat.
- You can contribute in different ways. How? >> CLICK HERE
- Download the press release for this campaign >> CLICK HERE
- Thank you to our 2014-2015 donors. See who supports Kapisanan >> CLICK HERE
**Kelly, Austria, Chua, de Leon, Esguerra, Felipe, Astorga-Garcia, Magpayo, Mais, Sorio, and Tupe. Promoting Post-Secondary Pathways Among Filipino Youth in Ontario. OHCRIF Final Report presented to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, March 2014.